Matt Saleh

Research Associate

308 Dolgen Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (203) 722-2826

Matt Saleh

Matt Saleh is a research associate at the Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability at Cornell University. Matt's research and teaching focuses on the intersection of disability and incarceration, and issues of disability and employment. At Cornell, he teaches Disability Law (ILRLR 4033), Prisons (GOVT 3141), Disability, Employment, and Workforce Development Policy (ILRLR 4023), and Global Comparative Disability Policy (ILRIC 4360). He also teaches a course on gun control policy at SUNY Cortland. Matt is Co-PI (Principal Investigator) on a grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council focused on developing county-level collaboratives to support re-entry of justice-involved youth with disabilities, and PI on a new program called “Pro Se: Empowering Justice-Involved Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities through Speech and Debate Training,” which provides a 3-month of virtual certificate program in “Speech and Debate” to justice-involved youth and young adults with disabilities. He is also PI on a new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assocation for Community Living grant "Improving Vocational Rehabilitation Outcomes for Out-of-School Youth Involved in the Justice and/or Foster Care Systems." Matt is faculty advisor for the Cornell Undergraduate Mock Trial Association, 2021 recipient of the Cornell ILR Engaged Learning Teaching Award, and was a 2015-16 Fulbright Scholar in Barbados through the U.S. Department of State. 


PhD 2015 - Columbia University
JD 2011 - Syracuse University
B.A. 2008 - Union College